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Have you ever thought about what the term “financial freedom” means to you?  Does it mean having a certain dollar amount in your savings account?  Maybe it means being able to buy what you want when you find something you like?  Or maybe it means being able to make it from one paycheck to the other without having to decide which bill to put off for yet one more month.  For some of our clients financial freedom starts when they begin to understand how they can take charge of their own finances.  Many have not been allowed to have their own money, or money has been used to control them – who they see and what they are allowed to buy.  Their freedom can start as simply as gaining a basic understanding of how to prepare a budget, learning how to make the best use of the resources available to them and how to get out from under a terrible credit score developed through no fault of their own.  Our Financial Literacy Education classes provide our clients with the tools to develop a sense of financial freedom.  It does not mean they can afford to buy anything they want whenever they want it – but it does mean they begin to understand how they can work with whatever amount they have access to and begin to control this asset so that it works with them and not against them. When it comes down to it, it is not so much a matter of how much a person has, but how each person uses what they have, to determine whether they reach “financial freedom”.  It is the control of spending habits that will make the difference and our Financial Literacy Educators do a wonderful job helping our clients on their path to financial freedom.

Find more information about our Financial Literacy Program here.

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Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. While he was initially […]

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Apr 25

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 07

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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